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by bvconway
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long tones as punishment
Replies: 4
Views: 4599

Re: Long tones as punishment

I think they do have some good uses though. For example, if you DON'T want to concentrate on music per se but on your way of holding the flute, putting the embouchure into your chin, facing the stand at the right angle, not moving the flute around on your face too much (affects intonation), or if yo...
by bvconway
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Composers, Performers, and Audiences
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Re: Composers, Performers, and Audiences

If I gathered up all my wealth right now (not including my gold-plated Yamaha 674 flute) it would come to about $5.50, so not enough right now to buy a book. But, the book does look very interesting and I'll try and get someone to buy it for me for Christmas. In the meantime, I thought of taking som...
by bvconway
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Composers, Performers, and Audiences
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Re: Composers, Performers, and Audiences

Wondering if you have any good ideas on composing etudes. Basically, I've only just recently thought of doing such a thing, and now I am wondering about suitable chord progressions to use, or, dare I say it, how to go about it when one is not really a composer. The aim is to push myself (challenge m...
by bvconway
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long tones as punishment
Replies: 4
Views: 4599

Long tones as punishment

With all due respect to Marcel, I've always thought of long tones as a form of punishment for flutists, secretly devised to drive students crazy and make them lose all interest in flute playing, so I've come up with a partial solution. One solution is to play something like Syrinx, but play it very ...
by bvconway
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Altissimo Chart: C#4 - F#4
Replies: 6
Views: 10781

Re: Altissimo Chart: C#4 - F#4

I find I get C#4 with: ...... G# o x x |x o o| add B gizmo add the LH G# but works without i.e. do a high C but lift LH 1 (your pointing finger on left hand) This works for a Yamaha 674 with split E and B gizmo. Also check: http://www.wfg.woodwind.org/flute/fl_alt_4.html which mentions that same C# ...
by bvconway
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Altissimo Chart: C#4 - F#4
Replies: 6
Views: 10781

Altissimo Chart: C#4 - F#4

A good altissimo chart [C#4 - F#4]
http://www.larrykrantz.com/fingers.htm
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by bvconway
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Barrere and his platinum flute
Replies: 8
Views: 5160

Barrere and his platinum flute

Time Magazine Monday, Dec. 02, 1935 When Georges Barrere arrived in the U. S. 30 years ago he was roundly twitted because he wore a luxuriant spade beard, long pointed mustachios. Through these he managed to play a flute with uncommon skill, but it was not the wooden instrument his colleagues knew....
by bvconway
Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Something that makes me mad as a musician.
Replies: 21
Views: 7640

Re: Something that makes me mad as a musician.

Keep in mind, you can also use a flute as a peashooter. We know who your next target will be ... :D We had a college fair the other day at school and I was so excited to view the music programs of numerous colleges and universities. I walked up to one institute for the arts extremely excited because...
by bvconway
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: SPAM on PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12553

Re: SPAM on PM

SPAM Update - we have temporarily turned off private messaging due to the SPAM that is being sent to our users. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to have it back soon. What's the trick to getting your signature to show properly in posts? Mine shows the coding markup but not the activated...
by bvconway
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: jazz flute
Replies: 2
Views: 2052

Re: jazz flute

I might suggest Band In A Box along with the zip file that has all the jazz standards. (Or, just type in the chords from your Real Books or elsewhere). You can record yourselve against a reasonable-sounding backup. If you can't find a certain song, look on the web for a .midi version and import that...
by bvconway
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Teaching flute...help!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3527

Re: Teaching flute...help!!

Just curious as to how the teaching went. I would have said: "Go for it!". Hope it went well. :wink:
by bvconway
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: flute player with asthma
Replies: 8
Views: 10453

Re: flute player with asthma

Flute playing should actually help your asthma, unless you want to try bagpipes: http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4700000/newsid_4703100/4703147.stm "Anything that makes someone with asthma take big, deep breaths to fill their lungs to capacity and teaches them to breath out slowly helps," a...
by bvconway
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Where do you practice?
Replies: 22
Views: 10847

Re: Where do you practice?

There are underground tunnel networks in some universities (like Carleton Univ. in Ottawa). Under bridges, in Roman amphitheatres (when in Europe), metro stations, and, worst of all - practice rooms at the conservatory: which are not insulated from each other, so you can hear Tchaikovsky from next d...
by bvconway
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Pain in right hand...
Replies: 7
Views: 10148

Re: Pain in right hand...

I might suggest playing a bit of your piece in front of a video cam or digital video camera and posting it somewhere (like YouTube). Then, put in the file [video] description that you are having hand troubles and see if any of the viewers can spot problems. Also, post that YouTube link here so some ...
by bvconway
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: ...............................................
Replies: 0
Views: 1458

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